from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A candela.
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- n. Any astronomical object of known absolute magnitude. Its distance can then be calculated from its apparent magnitude.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See under Candle, and Gauge.
- n. a special form of candle employed as a standard in photometric measurements; usually, a candle of spermaceti so constructed as to burn at the rate of 120 grains, or 7.8 grams, per hour.
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- n. the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin
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